I think I have a case of Trishmania. Consider the symptoms.
Here's a closer view...
I love how this doily came out, and it's not even blocked yet. I used one entire ball (and a small amount of another) of size 10 Opera in tea rose. Opera is one of my favorite threads. It's wonderful to work with, and gives a beautiful sheen. A size 5 steel hook gave me gauge.
This book really has some beautiful doiles, and I plan to make them all. It was one of the first doily books I brought about two and a half years ago when I started thread, but I couldn't get my mind around the designs even though I'd been crocheting for years. I'm very happy that I can make these now, and that I've added to my crocheting skill set.
Here's Irene--unblocked, of course.
Gosh, I need to learn to take better photos. The actual color is a kind of periwinkle.
I love how this turned out as well. The twists are a little wonky, but I can block those into shape (hopefully). I used size 10 Optima thread and a size 6 hook for gauge.
It wasn't as hard as I thought. The instructions are very good--especially if you have done a few of Trish's designs before. I find the detail amazing. They have a nice weight and feel to them as well.
Rosa with Dreads
I even started another doily from the Twist book. Here's Rosa as a baby. At this stage, the twists look like little dreadlocks.
It looks like my Trishmania is in full swing, but I'm having a lot of fun with these!